Financial Peace of Mind on $1,000 a Month in Ecuador

Financial Peace of Mind on $1,000 a Month in Ecuador

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May 12, 2017

Ecuador has long appealed to expats and we have a solid group of international residents scattered throughout the nation. The family that lives next door to me hails from Australia. I buy my hearty European-style bread from a German fellow. And my family and I rented our first apartment from a woman from Spain.

We Save $2,500 a Month While Seeing the World

We Save $2,500 a Month While Seeing the World

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May 11, 2017

Since leaving our all-American life in 2013, with three kids in tow, my husband, Ron, and I have spent time in 28 countries and counting. More than half of our time wandering the globe has been rent free, which saves us an average of $2,500 a month…approximately what our home in Seattle, with utilities, cost monthly.

Rent on the Coast in Spain from $508 a Month

Rent on the Coast in Spain from $508 a Month

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May 8, 2017

A blue sky, blue-water scene is unremarkable in the tropics. But this is Europe. I’m in southern Spain, on Murcia’s Costa Cálida—the "warm coast." Whoever thought up the name wasn’t exaggerating. Summer temperatures soar above 90 F, and there’s an annual dose of at least 320 days of sunshine. On the coast, spacious furnished rentals are $508 to $635 monthly.

Why are More and More Expats Choosing Quito, Ecuador?

Why are More and More Expats Choosing Quito, Ecuador?

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May 3, 2017

Ecuador’s capital city, Quito, located high in the Andes mountains at 9,350 feet, is the highest capital city in the world. It is also one of the most dramatically situated, hemmed in by encircling peaks and volcanoes. But, like most large cities, it has rush hour, traffic pollution, and less salubrious neighborhoods.